Ah, “Loom”. That´s a real adventure gem right there. LucasArts released the game back in January 1990. And at that time, “Loom” was quite an revolutionary adventure game.
As it combined all the elements from traditional point-and-click adventure games, with an musical interaction kind of theme (think Disney´s “Fantasia” meets “Monkey Island“, and you´re not to far off).
Well, the players and the media loved “Loom” (and they still do for most part). But even so, LucasArts never made a sequel to “Loom”.
And as we all know, Disney closed down the video game development part of LucasArts back in 2013.
So my hopes and dreams for a “Loom” sequel died back then.
However, there is hope to be found in all of this sadness. As a team of “Loom” fans has gotten together and developed an fan-made sequel to LucasArts Loom.
And it´s all thanks to the Quill O’ the Wisp team that “Forge” has become a reality. And you can actually download part 1 of “Forge” (Forge: Chapter One – Unofficial v1.1, 186mb“) today!
Of those left in the real world, arguably the most impacted guild was that of the Blacksmiths, whose home, The Forge, was converted into Chaos’ primary fortress. Bobbin had met (and accidentally screwed over) a member of the Blacksmiths in his travels, one Wellwrought “Rusty” Nailbender.
Thanks to Bobbin’s lack of forethought, Rusty happened to be dead when his home was overrun. Thankfully, Bobbin healed Rusty before the final confrontation with Chaos, thus making the latter one of the few Blacksmiths left free in the world.
Our game follows Rusty, who has taken it upon himself to rescue his family and home. Along the way he will meet a mix of eccentric characters from a variety of fantastic guilds, with all the charm that made Loom so enjoyable.
The Guild of Miners, The Order of Woodcutters, the Guild of Florists, and the Guild of Vintners will each have a part to play in Rusty’s adventure, just to name a few.
Trying to find assistance from unfamiliar guilds, dodging enemies, and overcoming an army of the dead is a lot for one young man to attempt. Think he’ll manage it?
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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